Laurie Steed is a writer and editor from Western Australia. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, the Review of Australian Fiction, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, Kill Your Darlings, The Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the University of Iowa, the Baltic Writing Residency, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, the Katherine Susannah Prichard Foundation and the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Western Australia).
He won the Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction in 2012, and in 2014 was selected as the first Australian Fellow in the history of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars. He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and two young sons.
BY THIS AUTHOR
Jen and Steven meet at sixteen and marry at eighteen. Soon they're the parents of three young children. Initially, the kids keep them together until love turns to lies and the family implodes. As they become adults, each child faces love and loss in the shadow of their family legacy. You Belong Here is a book about trust and connection. About what keeps us going in spite of ourselves. About a place where we belong. Shortlisted for the 2019 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.
These are stories to be felt, read, and remembered. They cover births, deaths, and moments that define our hopes, fears, and failures.